I think I have the same problem as: Amy, Joseph W, Morgan S, Rose, Tony M. Do these symptoms indicate the same switch problem for our Frigidaire (by Electrolux) Gallery Series model GLEB27M9EQA? I had a repair service fix these same symptoms six months ago by replacing the latch hook AP5185019. Well, the problem returned. Was this a switch problem all the time? Looking for some advice, so that it STAYS fixed this time. Thank you!
Answer WebPoppy8, Microwave door switches don't usually go "bad" that soon, or in that short a period, unless there are loose wire harness connections or voltage spikes. The most common issue is the Latch Hook assembly 5304483410, these components have a tendency to get loose and "shift" on the cabinet frame, then the door latch hook can't activate the switch(s) properly. You may also want to check the door hinges to make sure there are no worn out or bent hinge pins allowing the door to shift. In most cases, you can add a "star" washer under the mounting screw head, to help keeps the latch hook assembly from shifting and causing the misalignment.
First, how do I remove the Microwave oven from the wall mount with spacers on each side? Second, how do I replace the relay switch (part # 53004440026)?
To remove the unit from the wall mount, there are 2 screws inside the upper cabinet that you would remove. This will require 2 people to do. While one person holds in place the other will remove the screws in the cabinet that go into the top of the unit. Once the screws are removed you will be able to roll the microwave down in the front then lift up on the back to remove from the bracket. If there is side trim that will not allow the microwave to be removed then the trim would need to be removed first. Once the microwave is removed from the wall you will remove the air grill and remove the outer cabinet of the unit. This will give you access to the switches to be able to replace them.